If have used a Mac in your life, you may find that it is so convenient and fluent in its processing command and handling all kinds of stuff due to its superior hardware settings and advanced Retina display. If you are using Mac for the purpose of work, sometimes you may have the need to share some instant conversation list, payment receipt or an important pop-up at hand. Under the circumstances, a quicker way to share information is to take a screenshot on Mac and send to them. If you have encountered the possibility in taking screen shots on Mac, then you can’t help asking how to take screen shots on a Mac. In the first place, I should say you are luck in that you will not need any additional software to take screen shots on a Mac. Instead, you can take the advantages of a variety of screenshot methods on the running OS X or MacOS operating system which can meet all kinds of screenshot requirements, including capturing a specific window or full window and so on. If you have the need to get more information about how to take screen shot on Mac, please refer to the following instructions to capture different kinds of screen shots on a Mac.

Part 1: How to take a screenshot of your entire screen on Mac

There are a variety of ways to take a screen shot on Mac with the help of keys on the board. You may have different requirements on the screenshots. In the first place, I will tell you how to take a screen shot of the full screen on Mac.

Step 1. Press “Command” + “Shift” + “3” keys all at the same time. Then you will hear a camera shutter noise which means it is taking a screen shot of the entire screen. Then the screenshot of the entire screen will be simultaneously stored on your desktop.

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Step 2. Go to your desktop where you will find a screenshot image as a PNG file.

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Part 2: How to take a screenshot of a selected area of screen on Mac

Sometimes, you may want to take a screen shot of a selected portion of your screen. In such a case, you can do as follows.

Step 1. Press “Shift” + “Command” + “4” simultaneously.

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Step 2. When your mouse pointer trusts to a crosshair, you can use it to capture the area you would like to take screen shots on a Mac.

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Step 3.After you have selected the area, release your mouse and you can hear a camera shutter noise. Then you can find the screenshot image as a PNG on your desktop.

Part 3: How to take a screenshot of a specific window on Mac

In addition, you would also prefer to take a screenshot of a specific window without containing other information on your Mac. Then you have to know how to take a screenshot of a specific window by the following steps.

Step 1.Press “Command” + “Shift” + “4” at the same time.

Step 2.When the mouse pointer turns to crosshair, please press “Space” and the pointer will change to a camera. Move the “camera” to the window you would like to take a screenshot and the window will be highlighted.

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Step 3.After moving your mouse to the window, click your mouse and you will hear a camera shutter noise. Then you find a PGN file the of the screenshot of a window on your desktop.

Part 4: How to take a screenshot directly for a video on Mac

Well, in addition to the screenshots of the full screen, selected portion and specific window, you may also have the need to take screenshots during a movie. Next I will introduce a useful and comprehensive media player —- Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac for you to play videos. Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac doesn’t only contain all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), ISO file with AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA and other popular formats supported, but also it can be used to take screens for the video. Not only that, within Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac, you can even play ISO file on Mac for free. For the detailed steps on how to take screen shot on a Mac with Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac, please refer to the following.

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Leawo Free Blu-ray Player 

☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.

☉ Free Blu-ray disc player to play 4K Blu-ray disc and 1080P Blu-ray disc, regardless of disc protection and region code.

☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player software could provide you quality-lossless image for even 4K video, stereo audio enjoyment, all regions free DVD decryption and user-oriented playback control. Besides, Leawo Blu-ray Player’s practical bonus features including useful power manager, custom skin / language / background, snap screenshots, especially virtual remote controller make it a better choice for all playback choice. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. The instructions for playing are quite easy.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac and install it on your Mac.

Step 2. Insert the video to the player by clicking “Open File” on the interface or drag the video file directly to the main panel. Then you can see it on the player.

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Step 3. Take a screen shot of the video. It is quite easy for you to take a scree shot on Mac with Leawo Blu-ray Player. You only need to click the picture style icon on the bottom of the screen of the player, or you can just press the shortcut keys “Shift” + “S” simultaneously.

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Conclusion

Taking a screen shot on Mac is so easy if you can get to know the shortcut keys on your Mac keyboard. Just keep them in mind. If you want to take screenshots in a video, you can try Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac which isn’t only used as a media player, but also can be useful in taking screenshots.